anthropology

Recap: Michael Herzfeld on hierarchy

Continuities and Comparisons The Role of Hierarchy in Modern Democracies and their Lein on Ancient Pasts–Greece and Thailand in Transgressive Practice Written by Alba Curry The Center for Hellenic Studies would like to extend their greatest thanks and appreciation to all of those who participated in the first meeting of… Read more

Anthropological Approaches

[Final draft of an essay by the same title published by Oxford University Press in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture, edited by Clemente Marconi, 2015, 621-636.] §1. Anthropology has had an important role in studies of Greek and Roman art, albeit a role marked by… Read more

Nagy, Gregory. Homeric Questions

The “Homeric Question” has vexed Classicists for generations. Was the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey a single individual who created the poems at a particular moment in history? Or does the name “Homer” hide the shaping influence of the epic tradition during a long period of oral composition and transmission? In this… Read more